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Old 25th May 2012, 17:02   #1156
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The best option is to take the machine with you when you go to the doctor for the regular follow-up and then check the if the machine is giving correct readings there itself.

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I have done such a comparison/ calibration both in US & here, with the same BP meter. And both my doctors knew how much the readings from their meters differed from mine.
I'm not sure if I can ask this question on team-bhp; but, any suggestions on such devices?
I saw Panasonic EW3006 online, but they say its no longer available.
Also there seem to be two types - wrist held and upper arm. Which of these is better?

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@Sanjay, I have been using an Omron for a long time - 6 years now. No complaints.

I was told to avoid the wrist based ones. Apparently these are not as accurate as the ones that are used on the upper arm.
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@Sanjay, I have been using an Omron for a long time - 6 years now. No complaints.

I was told to avoid the wrist based ones. Apparently these are not as accurate as the ones that are used on the upper arm.
Agree completely on that point. One simple way of explaining would be that wrist based BP apparatus is for normal fit young people whereas if a person is older or is suffering from high blood pressure a upper arm apparatus should be used.
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Any recommendations for doc specialized in plastic surgery from chennai?
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With all the controversies and banning in most countries, how safe is nimesulide? When my wife gets a migraine headache (once a month) - only thing which helps is Nimesulide with Stemitil. Any other pain killer like Ibuprofen, Paracetamol has zero effect.

Is it safe to take a few Nimesulides every month - are there any safer substitutes?
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With all the controversies and banning in most countries, how safe is nimesulide? When my wife gets a migraine headache (once a month) - only thing which helps is Nimesulide with Stemitil. Any other pain killer like Ibuprofen, Paracetamol has zero effect.

Is it safe to take a few Nimesulides every month - are there any safer substitutes?
If your wife's liver functions are OK it doesn't harm if you take a few Nimesulide every month. You can get the LFT checked from a pathological laboratory.

There are some other medicines also (Sumatriptan, Rizatriptan etc) which specifically helps the acute migraine attack. You can ask your doctor about that. But they also not devoid of side effects :( .
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If your wife's liver functions are OK it doesn't harm if you take a few Nimesulide every month. You can get the LFT checked from a pathological laboratory.

There are some other medicines also (Sumatriptan, Rizatriptan etc) which specifically helps the acute migraine attack. You can ask your doctor about that. But they also not devoid of side effects :( .
Ok Thanks. Anyway, there is a longer story than this - which I posted before
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post2749626

The anonymous medicines which this doctor has been giving my wife (3 tablets at a time) worked like a charm for her migraines - for the last couple of months.

So few weeks back, we went to the same doctor and lied to him saying that we were going for a long trip and hence we needed a prescription instead of the actual medicines. He was very reluctant but I applied a lot of pressure - finally the prescription he gave was what I wrote in post before this one.

1) 100 mg Nimesulide
2) Stemetil 5 mg.
(no third tablet like the anonymous meds)

First time after he wrote the prescription, my wife got a migraine attack yesterday. She took 1 tablet each of Stemetil5 & Nimesulide100mg but it didn't work at all (unlike the anonymous meds which worked within 30 minutes).

So I am wondering one of 3 things
- The prescription was totally different from the anonymous meds
- The prescription has 2 correct tables and 1 missing from the original 3.
- The dosage is lower.

We are actually in Pune & will return only next weekend, when we will visit our regular doctor in Bombay and get a proper prescription unlike this doc who is reluctant to give a prescription.

But for now, I want to ask what's the maximum permitted dosage of Nimesulide and Stemetil at a time and for a day for migraine?

i.e. can she take 200 mg of Nimesulide and 10 mg of Stemetil at time or some other combination (100 + 10 or 200 + 5). And how many times a day can she take this dosage?
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Can any one suggest a good rheumatologist in bangalore? I checked with Apollo, Bannerghatta Road but they don't have a rheumatologist and in Fortis I was able to get appointment only after a month.
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Hello Doctors on T-BHP,

I am basically Biker, riding my Bajaj Pulsar since 2005. Lately since last two years, I have bought a Car, but somehow I cannot adjust to driving Car in City due to Traffic & also as I am used to my Bike.

Can you please let me know that given the road conditions we have in our cities, will Bike Riding lead to Bak Problems in future.

I understand Back Problem can occur to anyone, but is it so that Bikers are more prone to Back Problems?

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I understand Back Problem can occur to anyone, but is it so that Bikers are more prone to Back Problems?

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Check your bike suspension setup.
Keep the right air pressure.
Don't ever wear a backpack/ messenger bag when riding.
Slow down over bad roads.
Inspect the bike seat. The foam gets hard over time.

If overweight, do something about it. Extra weight puts a lot of strain on your back. And if you look like a pregnant woman, you will have all the back problems of a pregnant woman.

There are a couple of exercises that specifically target the back. Try them out. Just google or search youtube for these.
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Hello Doctors on T-BHP,

I am basically Biker, riding my Bajaj Pulsar since 2005. Lately since last two years, I have bought a Car, but somehow I cannot adjust to driving Car in City due to Traffic & also as I am used to my Bike.

Can you please let me know that given the road conditions we have in our cities, will Bike Riding lead to Bak Problems in future.

I understand Back Problem can occur to anyone, but is it so that Bikers are more prone to Back Problems?

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I too prefer to ride rather than drive to work. My current commute is between 50km/day to 65km/day. Most commuter bikes are light weight and usually will not give you any aches. Bikes which have a sporty stance are more prone to giving backaches and wrist aches.

It is important to maintain general fitness. Try to walk to nearby places instead of riding the bike. If you must carry a bag, use ones which rest on both shoulders and keep the straps loose. This way, the weight is on the seat and not on your back. Drink lots of water before the ride. I know several senior citizens who still ride without any issues, so dont worry too much. Enjoy the ride!
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I drink water before, during and immediately after my meal. Just cannot avoid doing so.

How good / bad / ugly is this habit ?
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I drink water before, during and immediately after my meal. Just cannot avoid doing so.

How good / bad / ugly is this habit ?
Well it depends on actually how much amount of water you are drinking. Moderate amount of water will help in chewing and passage of food through the tract. However large amounts of water will lead to dilution of enzymes and may cause indigestion and flatulence. Also great amount of water with food increases the amount of food in the stomach which may cause GERD which causes you to feel acidity.

In short excess of water with food is not particularly useful.
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About 0.5 / 0.75 litre per meal is the intake.

Do not suffer any of the symptoms you've mentioned so I guess its ok.
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Hello Doctors ,

How long does it take for around 4mm stone in kidney to come out naturally ? .Some times the pain at back is very irritating . Any specific advice to dissolve this stone faster ? .My doctor gave painkiller and medicine to increase the liquid output for a week .After that the pain was not there , but 2 days later the pain again started . Doctor said , when you travel in bike to car , when you move more , the stone also moves and that might cause pain . Is this correct?

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